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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 12, 2011 7:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Glenn Gould (non-dead)

This is an interesting clip . He recorded them in the mid 50's, at breakneck speed , and a more relaxed tempo in the early 80's . This sounds different that either . His Bach ( and everything else he did ) is deeply individualistic . You sort of need to hear other more "conventional" performances to get the core of the work, before you go to Gould's versions . His Bach is rather neurotic, in his slow movements , I don't feel "repose', rather the calm before a tiger pounces !
Sure explodes with joy though !
But , as the crusty conductor George Szell once famously said , "That nut is a genius ". Thanks for the clip . There was only one Glen Gould ( to say nothing of JS Bach )!

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Apr 12, 2011 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Glenn Gould (non-dead)

And others prefer harpsichord of the original instruments crowd.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 12, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Glenn Gould (non-dead)

With Bach big keyboard works, I like to hear them on piano , and also harpsichord .
Sort of looking at a statue from different angles . But If I had to pick one, it would be piano, as it is easier to listen to ( for me ) over long periods of time .

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Poster: SpacedAgain Date: Apr 14, 2011 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Glenn Gould (non-dead)

I was inclined to original instruments, then Ritual & Rapture from Dionysus to the Grateful Dead (the event with Joseph Campbell) got in my head. Christopher Hogwood in Brandenburg Concerto #5 drove it home.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 14, 2011 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Glenn Gould (non-dead)

Wow, that's great ! In the Brandenburg's I tend to like original instruments, ( the is a recording on Virgin , with the "Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment" that I really like ), but I also own the OLD SCHOOL versions with Pablo Casals conducting . I believe 5 has Rudolph Serkin on Piano !

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